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Learn about best practices from Naviance users, read customer success stories, and discover new ways to extend the reach of your college and career readiness efforts from a wide-variety of third-party experts.

Moving from the Dark Age to the 21st Century at BASIS Schools

By Kim Oppelt, Community Relations Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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BASIS Chandler and BASIS Scottsdale, open-enrollment charter schools located just outside of Phoenix, neared the end of the 2012-13 school year facing significant challenges. With no central location to track college application data, transcripts sent, letters of recommendation, and test scores, the staff was ill-prepared to ensure college application materials were tracked and submitted on time. BASIS knew they needed a solution.

TeenLife Education Enrichment Guides: Spotlight on Therapeutic Schools & Programs

Filed under: Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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TeenLife Media is committed to helping counselors connect more students to opportunities that can help them to launch successfully into life beyond school. Learn more about their 2015 Guide to Therapeutic Schools & Programs —a resource for parents and educators looking for the best-fit school or program for students with emotional or behavioral differences.

Upgraded Personalized Learning Assessments Now Available

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Marketplace, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

Do What You Are Results

Are your students introverts or extraverts? Do they like studying in groups or by themselves? Do they respond better to linguistic, mathematical, or interpersonal types of activities? With AchieveWORKS, the new bundle of personalized learning assessments available for purchase in Naviance, you’ll be able to answer these questions about your students, and more.

How Can You Equip Your Students to Own Their Education?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration


Students today are facing what we call an “Aspirations Gap.” This is the difference between what students aspire to achieve and what they actually accomplish. While the vast majority of students today aspire to go on to college, few know what it takes to optimize their potential and reach their goals. That’s why we created the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum. The Curriculum is designed to develop key non-cognitive skills and college knowledge, to ensure that each student is equipped to reach his or her aspirations.

What Will Your Students Do Over Summer Break?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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For many students, the summer before their senior year could be the last chance to put something spectacular and memorable on their college applications that will set them apart from the crowd. The summer break is also an excellent time to get a better idea of what they want to focus on in college and in their future careers. Here are some options to help students get an idea of what they can do over summer break.

Use Self-Discovery to Increase Student Engagement and College and Career Exploration

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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If you think it is difficult to get students excited about learning Chemistry, it is decidedly less hard to get them excited about learning about themselves. So why not harness that willingness to engage and put it to good use, in the form of self-discovery? Completing self-assessments will reiterate the importance of planning for their future and help students engage with the school and feel like their educators value them as individuals.

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